On December 31, President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadjimba congratulated the people of the Republic of Abkhazia on the New Year.
In a few minutes, we will welcome the new year of 2018.
The past year was not easy. We encountered many difficulties, both subjective and objective, and not everything that we planned was achieved. However, we endured, and we have not turned away from the path of building a strong and prosperous state which was chosen by our nation.
The year of 2017 gave us hope to become united and consolidated, it gave us an opportunity to engage in constructive dialogue and prevent a political destabilisation.
We will continue doing everything to establish the rule of law in Abkhazia, make the economy grow, effectively develop education and healthcare, and solve social issues.
We will achieve a lot if we unite our efforts. We should be aware of our great responsibility before the state and its future.
May the new year of 2018 be better than 2017. May joy and prosperity reign in our homes. May our dreams and good intentions come true. May our Apsny be prosperous.
I wish you health and happiness in the New Year! Peace and harmony to all of us!
Happy New Year 2018!